The Sustainable Traditional Buildings Alliance
An alliance of the UK's leading organisations associated with the conservation and improvement of traditional buildings
The UK Centre of Excellence for Traditional Buildings
Knowledge and guidance from the UK's leading experts
We are the home of Responsible Retrofit and are one of the founders of the Whole House Approach in the UK.

The aim of the STBA is to deliver a sustainable traditional built environment in the UK

The balance between a building’s Context (its history, setting and future), its potential for Change (in a dynamic world), and its demands for Continuity (ongoing maintenance), is challenging. The unique structure of the STBA with its three co-Chairs representing Industry, Heritage and Sustainability enables us to deliver a truly Whole Building Approach to the future of traditional buildings in the UK.

STBA & SPAB Annual Conference – Sustaining Buildings 2022, Edinburgh, Scotland

Confirmed speakers: Nigel GriffithsSTBA, Douglas Kent – SPAB, Roger CurtisHistoric Environment Scotland, Lisa Anne – Pasquale – Retrofit Works, Grigor Mitchell – Grigor Mitchell Architects, Anne-Marie Fallon – Architype, Kirsty CasselsCreative Cassels, Scott Abercombie – John Gilbert Architects, John ButlerSustainable Building Consultancy, Athina Petsou – The Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources (UCL) and Pau Higginson – Arc Architects
Topics for discussion include:
recent Government policy
embodied carbon research
skills and training opportunities
Download the programme here

Venue: Dovecot Studio, 10 Infirmary Street, EH1 1LT, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Tickets are £85, available here, with reduced rates available for concessions and students.

Email for further information.

Further details on speakers will be available on ours & SPAB’s websites as the programme is confirmed.

Latest STBA Newsletter

From Retrofit to Regeneration

STBA’s latest paper as part of our Responsible Retrofit Series: ‘From Retrofit to Regeneration’,   Read it here

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Historic Environment Scotland (HES) Guide to Energy Retrofit Of Traditional Buildings


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